8/04/2014

mini-me god

Friday August 15th, Matthew 14: 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid." 28 "Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water." 29 "Come," he said. In a first century understanding, it was only the gods could defy the rules of nature.  Adam and Eve were tempted and ate of the tree of knowledge to become like gods and as a result only found they were naked and out of the garden.  Gilgamesh traveled to Apsu the underground ocean to pluck the tree of life and become like a god, only to find the serpent had taken it.  The tempter said to Jesus, If you are the Son of God, turn these stones into bread and eat.  Peter says to Jesus, If it is You tell me to come to you, allow me to defy the laws of this world, and walk on water like a god.  Jesus gives him his shot and then is there to pick him up when he falls.  If we want to go that way, the way of being a mini-me-god Jesus also gives us our shot.  Just make sure you are wearing your asbestos lined survival suit, the chaos is deep and the fire is hot.   

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